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# spending - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning a 'buy nothing' break this January?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# spending - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

# spending - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# spending - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# spending - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

# spending - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

# spending - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

The economy will grow but warning there is 'no case for tax cuts'

While Ireland spends more than average among ten rich EU countries, it is behind on spending in education particularly.

# spending - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here's where the money goes

The CSO has published its Household Budget Survey 2015/16, providing a breakdown of spending across the country.

# spending - Monday 1 May, 2017

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

# spending - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

# spending - Friday 16 December, 2016

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump

That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.

# spending - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

# spending - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget

There are very few puns.

# spending - Monday 10 October, 2016

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

# spending - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish people can't decide if they want tax cuts or increased spending

Tax cuts for some, miniature Irish flags for others.

# spending - Friday 8 July, 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs sends auditors to investigate UK arm of Console

Yesterday it emerged that the charity’s Irish operation would be wound down and its services transferred.

# spending - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

# spending - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# spending - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Financial Fair Play? For the first time ever, Premier League spending tops £1 billion Billion Dollar Baby

# spending - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

# spending - Thursday 7 January, 2016

QUIZ: How Financially Fit Are You?

It’s time to take the Financial Bleep Test.

# spending - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The average Irish person will spend almost €600 this Christmas

According to a Christmas spending survey. And we all think we’re worse off than last year. Mind you, last year we felt the same way…

# spending - Saturday 21 November, 2015

How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

How much will you spend on Christmas presents this year?

Irish adults spent an average of €297 on gifts last year.

# spending - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget speech

“Today we reap the benefits of the hard work and resilience of the Irish people.”

IN FULL: Michael Noonan’s Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

# spending - Monday 12 October, 2015

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

# spending - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A wealth tax is a possibility. You don’t need to be a member of the far left to call for this

Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.

# spending - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy

You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

# spending - Thursday 30 July, 2015

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit

A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.

# spending - Thursday 2 July, 2015

€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years

It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.

# spending - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

# spending - Thursday 19 March, 2015

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff

Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.

# spending - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Irish businesses the most optimistic in Europe - who are the least?

A consumer sentiment survey also hinted that Irish household could boost spending in the coming year.

# spending - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From Business ETC Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years Hey Big Spender

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# spending - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010

This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.

# spending - Friday 2 January, 2015

# spending - Monday 29 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# spending - Friday 26 December, 2014

St Stephens Day sales madness: Queues from 6am and 'handbags at dawn' Bargain Hunting This post contains images

# spending - Monday 22 December, 2014

Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money

Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…

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